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Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, Sumburgh

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Sumburgh Head Lighthouse is a lighthouse on Sumburgh Head at the southern tip of the Mainland of Shetland.The lighthouse was built by Robert Stevenson in 1821. The light was automated in 1991 and the keepers' houses were converted into holiday accommodation. The lighthouse complex also has offices for the RSPB who look after the bird reserve which surrounds the lighthouse.The Northern Lighthouse Board operate the light, whilst the Shetland Amenity Trust own the site and plan to restore the lighthouse facilities and build a visitor centre. The lighthouse is protected as a category A listed building.
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  • A fantastic place well worth the climb and the views are really good. The history of the place is well worth the time to explore and with the interactive exhibits a pleasure to pass the time of day.  more »
  • Spectacular rugged cliffs. Well visible colonies seagulls, Guillemots and puffins. Especially interesting with good binoculars or a camera with telephoto lens.
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  • Very steep climb to the top but worth the views and history. Good photo spots and education centre and gift shop.  more »